Astronomy in Gaṇita-Yuktibhāṣā of Jyeṣṭhadeva (c. 1530)

  • M. S. Sriram


Kerala had a continuous and vigorous tradition of astronomy and mathematics, at least from the 7th century (Sarma 1972). What can be called the ‘Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics’ evolved here during 14th–17th centuries. Mādhava of Saṅgamagrāma (1340–1425) was the father figure of this school. All the later astronomers of Kerala invariably attribute the path-breaking results in infinite series for the inverse tangent, sine and cosine functions and many other innovations in astronomical calculations to him.


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  • M. S. Sriram
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia

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